Monday, February 15, 2010

Bayh won't run in '10 because his passion for service has waned plus he'd get crushed in election, but mostly because he'd get crushed in election

Could the entire Senate be on the verge of flipping?

Michael Barone thinks it's a possibility, now that Indiana's Evan Bayh has announced his "passion for serving the people" has "waned".

A quick search lists the following Democrats who have bailed out over the last couple of months in order to pursue "other interests" or "spend more time with their families".

• Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN)

• Rep. Patrick (Patches) Kennedy (D-RI)

• Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT)

• Rep. Vern Tincher (D-IN)

• Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND)

• Rep. Brian Baird (D-WA)

• Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL)

Which presumably means they've found other ways to fleece taxpayers.

Update: "Yikes, this wasn’t very considerate, was it?: 'Bayh’s decision will set Dems scrambling for a replacement. The deadline to file to reach the ballot is Friday, meaning any Dem considering running for the seat must make a decision quickly.'"


eztalk said...

Whoever wrote that is out of their tree. He was the favorite to win and was ahead by 20 points.[url=[/url]

As well as being a vocal critic of Obama's policies. He's not for stealing anyone's $$.

And, no, I'm not a supporter of Bayh. Just educated on the issues.

Need to get some education prior to shooting oneself in the foot, poster.

directorblue said...

Gee, chief, can I point you to the newfangled tool called "Google" which reveals the facts:

A new Rasmussen Reports survey shows Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., locked in a virtual tie with two top potential Republican opponents.

directorblue said...

Using a DailyKos poll, by the way, is a little like employing a Magic Eight Ball, only without the entertainment value.